World No. 1 Novak Djokovic will arrive on the US Open aiming to create much more historical past as he bids to grow to be simply the second male participant within the Open Period alongside Rod Laver in 1969 to seize a Grand Slam in New York.
The Serbian, who final lifted the title on the USTA Billie Jean King Nationwide Tennis Middle in 2018, has claimed the primary three main championships of the 12 months, drawing stage with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on 20 majors after his Wimbledon triumph in July.
A fourth US Open crown would additionally transfer the 34-year-old forward of his rivals onto 21 main championships, however regardless of Federer and Nadal’s absence, the 85-time tour-level titlist will face stern competitors in New York.
Final 12 months’s finalist Alexander Zverev ended Djokovic’s hopes of clinching his first Olympic singles gold medal when the 24-year-old downed the highest seed within the semi-finals in Tokyo, earlier than happening to defeat Karen Khachanov within the ultimate. Zverev is presently on an 11-match profitable streak as he backed up his triumph in Asia by capturing the Western & Southern Open title in Cincinnati.
Daniil Medvedev would be the second seed and can return to Flushing Meadows with fond reminiscences, having loved a run to his first main ultimate there in 2019. The 25-year-old, who lifted the Nationwide Financial institution Open Offered by Rogers trophy earlier this month, might be concentrating on a maiden main alongside Zverev on the US Open.
Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas has collected a tour-leading 48 wins this 12 months and also will pose a risk, however he has by no means superior previous the third spherical in his three earlier foremost draw appearances in New York.
Right here’s all it’s good to know concerning the US Open: what’s the schedule, the place to look at, who has received and extra.
Match Dates: 30 August-12 September 2021
Match Director: Stacey Allaster
Draw Ceremony: Thursday 26 August at 12:00 p.m.
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* Qualifying: Tuesday, 24 August – Friday, 27 August at 11:00 a.m.
* Essential Draw: Monday, 22 August – Sunday, 12 September, Monday – (second) Monday 11:00 a.m and seven:00 p.m., (second) Tuesday-Friday, 12:00 p.m. and seven:00 p.m., Saturday 12:00 p.m., Sunday 4:00 p.m.
* Doubles Closing: TBC.
* Singles Closing: Sunday, 12 September at 4:00 p.m.
Venue: USTA Billie Jean King Nationwide Tennis Middle
Prize Cash: Complete Monetary Dedication: $57,500,000
View Who Is Enjoying, Previous Champions, Seeds, Factors & Prize Cash Breakdown
Honour Roll (Open Period)
Most Titles, Singles: Jimmy Connors, Roger Federer, Pete Sampras (5)
Most Titles, Doubles: Bob Bryan, Mike Bryan, Daniel Nestor (5)
Oldest Champion: Ken Rosewall, 35, in 1970
Youngest Champion: Pete Sampras, 19, in 1990
Highest-Ranked Champion: No. 1 Jimmy Conners in 1974, 1976, 1978, John McEnroe in 1981, 1984, Ivan Lendl in 1986-87, Pete Sampras in 1996, Roger Federer in 2004-07, Rafael Nadal in 2010, 2017, Novak Djokovic in 2011, 2015
Lowest-Ranked Champion: No. 20 Andre Agassi in 1994
Final House Champion: Andy Roddick in 2003
Most Match Wins: Jimmy Connors (98)
Singles:  Dominic Thiem (AUT) d  Alexander Zverev (GER) 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6(6) Learn Extra
Doubles: Mate Pavic (CRO) / Bruno Soares (BRA) d Wesley Koolhof (USA) / Nikola Mektic (CRO) 7-5, 6-3 Learn Extra
The US Open bears little resemblance to the match that began in 1881. It has advanced from an unique males’s singles and doubles match in Newport, R.I., to a two-week sports activities and leisure extravaganza held in Flushing, N.Y. It’s residence to the Arthur Ashe stadium, which with a capability of 23,771, is the biggest tennis-specific stadium on the planet.